School Assessment Policy
Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School has an Assessment Policy based on Students’ engagement, retention and continuous evaluation. The Academic Year is spread over 3 Terms:
1st Term: October till December
2nd Term: January till March
3rd Term: April till June
Attendance is compulsory for all Courses and a minimum of 70% of Attendance needs to be reached in order to be eligible for Tests/Examinations and to continue with the Course. Poor Attendance and unsatisfactory Academic performance can lead to the termination of Students’ registration with the School.
During this Term the Academic Report includes:
- Attendance Mark (70% the minimum expected)
- Continuous Assessment Mark (50% passmark)
- Tutorials/Practicals Mark (50% passmark)
In January a Parents’ Day for all students is held at School to discuss students’ progress with parents/guardians.
During this Term time-tabled Tests are held for 1st Year Students and MOCK Exams are held for 2nd Year Students. These are held at the beginning of March.
To be eligible for Tests/MOCK Exams, students need to have not less than 70% of Attendance. Marks for Continuous Assessment and Practical/Tutorials will be also included in the 2nd Term Academic Report.
First Year Students have their Final Academic Report based on: Attendance, Assessment, Tutorials/Practicals and End of 1st year Examinations. These are held in June and Students are Promoted to 2nd Year on the following criteria:
- Pass from all June Exams
- The overall evaluation of 3 Academic Reports
- Did not fail in more than 2 Exams
Students who fail in more than 2 Exams and who have an overall Academic Reports below the minimum standard required in Attendance, Continuous Assessment and Tutorial/Practicals will NOT BE PROMOTED to 2nd Year.